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Boost your self-confidence and enhance your silhouette with breast augmentation surgery. Add volume, shapeliness, and definition to your bustline, while also renewing your sensuality with natural-looking results. 

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How is breast augmentation surgery performed? 

Dr. Tran believes in a collaborative approach. During your consultation, she will meticulously discuss your goals and desired results. Together, you’ll explore options like implant type and size, fat grafting possibilities, incision placement, and of course your desired results. She will also discuss other aspects of your surgery like general anesthesia versus local anesthesia combined with sedatives. 

Dr. Tran performs breast augmentation surgery as an outpatient procedure in our fully accredited, award-winning surgical suite located within our Artemedica Santa Rosa office. She always prioritizes minimizing scarring and utilizes discreet incision locations, such as the underside of the breast or the armpit. 

Following surgery, you can expect some soreness and discomfort for several days which can be alleviated with medication. Dr. Tran will discuss post-operative mediation options with you prior to surgery. Bruising, swelling, and temporary nipple sensations or numbness are common but subside within the following weeks. While most patients resume regular activities within 5-7 days, strenuous exercise and breast stimulation should be avoided for 3-4 weeks to promote optimal healing. 

What breast augmentation options are available to me? 

We understand every patient has unique goals. During your consultation, a detailed discussion will take place to understand your desired results, body type, and lifestyle. Your surgeon will also walk you through various approaches to breast augmentation surgery: implants versus fat grafting. 

Fat grafting 

Fat grafting is a very popular alternative to breast implants. During a fat grafting procedure, liposuction is used to remove unwanted fat from areas like the abdomen, flanks, or thighs. This fat is then added to the breasts to increase size and improve overall shape. This method often results in minimal scarring, more natural-looking outcomes, and the added benefits of liposuction and additional body contouring. 

Breast implants 

Implants are one of the most common choices for breast augmentation surgery. They come in various shapes, sizes, and materials to achieve different results. When it comes to breast implants, one of the most common questions asked is saline or silicone?  

Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water whereas silicone implants are filled with medical-grade silicone gel. Each type has pros and cons. Dr. Tran offers both saline and silicone implants and will work with you to select the option that best complements your body and desired outcome.

  • Traditional saline implants: Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water. They provide a uniform shape, firmness and feel, and are FDA-approved for augmentation in patients 18 years or older. 
  • “Ideal” saline implants: Structured saline breast implants, aka the “Ideal” implant, is composed of a complex multi-shell structure with 2 separate saline-filled chambers. As a result, it has a very natural feel and is not prone to folding or wrinkling like traditional saline implants. They are FDA-approved for augmentation in patients 18 years or older. 
  • Traditional silicone implants: Traditional silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel which feels more like natural breast tissue than saline implants. They are FDA-approved for augmentation in patients 22 years or older. 
  • “Gummy bear” silicone implants: Form-stable breast implants, aka “Gummy bear” implants, are like traditional silicone implants, but the gel is thicker. As a result, the implant is firmer. Shaped gummy bear breast implants have more projection at the bottom and are tapered towards the top. They are FDA-approved for augmentation in patients 22 years or older. 

What results can I expect? 

Results after breast augmentation can range from natural and subtle to dramatic and very perky. Both saline and silicone implants come in various projections which determine the shape and fullness of your new breasts. Fat grafting results can vary slightly based on your unique anatomy as some transferred fat cells may not survive.  

Breast enhancement can be a very rewarding experience and significantly improve the appearance of your bustline by: 

  • Adding volume and curves 
  • Bringing uneven breasts into balance 
  • Making up for reduction in size following pregnancy or significant weight loss or caused by aging 
  • Increasing self-confidence 

Am I a candidate for breast surgery? 

Many patients are good candidates for breast augmentation surgery. A key factor for candidacy will be good overall health. Realistic expectations are also crucial, and your surgeon will thoroughly discuss them with you during your consultation to ensure you’re a good fit for a breast augmentation procedure. For patients considering fat grafting breast augmentation specifically, having excess fat suitable for liposuction is necessary.  

Discuss Breast Augmentation with Dr. Tran at Artemedica 

Dr. Tran is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast enhancement surgery and body procedures. More than a surgeon, Dr. Tran possesses an artist’s eye for beauty and prioritizes patient care above all else. She believes in fostering a deep understanding of your unique aesthetic goals to provide a truly personalized approach to every procedure. Her approach combines a keen eye for aesthetics with advanced techniques to ensure outcomes that harmonize with every patient’s unique cosmetic goals and natural beauty.  

If you are interested in breast augmentation surgery or other breast plastic surgery procedures, please fill out the form below or contact our Santa Rosa surgical office at (707) 577-8292 for your free consultation. 

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